Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kobe Beef Steak for $350 at NYC’s Old Homestead Steakhouse

If you are a person who relishes a good steak, like me, you’ll love to hear this. A restaurant in New York City called the Old Homestead Stakehouse has launched a humungous 12-ounce Kobe steak, which is also the world’s most expensive steak, at $350 per steak.

The Old Homestead Steakhouse is a New York restaurant, situated in one of the trendiest areas of Manhattan. However, this area was not always as stylish as it is now. In fact, in 1868, when the Old Homestead Stakehouse was launched, this Manhattan area used to be the heart of the meatpacking district. Since then, the restaurant has been serving the most delicious steaks to beef lovers, in New York City.

Kobe Beef Steak From Japanese Cows

The delicious food served at the Old Homestead Restaurant has made it one of the longest-continually-serving restaurants in the United States. While the restaurant serves up a range of menu items, it specialises in steaks. The owners consider ‘beef’ to be an important food group, and the restaurant has become renowned for its prime aged USDA Texas-size slabs of beef.

Being a fine-dining restaurant, the Old Homestead Stakehouse has catered to many celebrities and VIPs, which include presidents, heads of state and business magnates. Now, you can be a VIP and sink your teeth into their delicious stakes too. Just walk into the restaurant and order the $350 Kobe steak, which is the most expensive steak in the world.

Why is this Kobe Steak so expensive?

The main reason why this steak is so expensive is because it uses Kobe beef. Until recently, Kobe beef was not being sold anywhere in America, mainly because of a ban on import. The ban on import of Kobe beef was done because of an outbreak of ‘foot and mouth disease’ in Japan, where Kobe beef is produced. A short while ago, the ban on import of Kobe beef was lifted, and now many posh restaurants (like New York’s Old Homestead Stakehouse) have begun serving it.

Kobe beef is a cut of meat, which comes from a special type of Japanese cows, called Wagyu cattle. This cattle is fed a diet of rice, barley and maize with clean drinking water. Kobe beef is renowned for its ‘fat marbing’, which creates a ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ texture, and is really delicious. When you order a $350 Kobe steak at the Old Homestead restaurant, you also get an inscribed plate as a free token souvenir.

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